Mid-day meal staff to get maternity leave benefits - ECAS Punjab

Mid-day meal staff to get maternity leave benefits

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

Providing a major relief to mid-day meal (MDM) workers and other staff, the Punjab Government has given its nod to extend them maternity leave benefits, in accordance with the Maternity Benefit Act.

A government spokesperson said mid-day meal was a purely government-funded scheme and all women employees under this scheme were eligible to avail the benefits of maternity leave.

The Education Department had also been taking new initiatives to uplift the standard of education and provide all basic amenities to the students on the school premises. More than 6,000 government schools had been turned into smart schools and apart from modern learning techniques, other infrastructure had also been upgraded.

Amidst the outbreak of Covid-19, the government school teachers were regularly taking online classes of students with the help of the internet, he added.

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